Penguin Modular Summary
Here is our modular summary so you can see in more detail what we will be learning over the next term.
NEXUS: MODULE SUMMARY
| TERM : 1 CLASS :Penguin Class|
This term our topic is ‘All About Me’. This term we will be learning ourselves and each other. We will be looking at our likes and dislikes as well as looking at who we all live with. We will also be concentrating on phonics, handwriting and letter formation and mark making using different mediums. As well as looking at numbers and money in maths.
This term we will be focusing on a range of topics within Maths. Some students will be continuing to work out simple addition and subtraction questions using money.
Some students will be working on rote counting to 15 and higher, using different communication aids to do this. Whilst some students will be recognising numbers between 0-10 using different manipulatives. As well as begin to understand the concept of ‘more’ or ‘less’.
All students will be able to use a range of manipulatives to help them with these different aspects of Maths. These will include Numicon, cubes, counters etc.
At home-counting everyday items, singing number songs. Play games with counting activities in them. Encourage use of communication systems such as PECs, Makaton and Communication Books. Letting children explore coins and even pay for things when out and about.
|Communication and Language |
Reading-Some students will be looking at early reading skills and using Oxford Reading scheme to help develop this area of learning. This will be done through Guided Reading sessions. Their phonics knowledge will help with decoding and blending new words the come across.
Writing/mark making. We will be continuing to work on a range of pencil control mazes as well as tracing over different patterns. Some students will be continuing to work on sentence structure and using a range of tools to help them develop their own sentences linking with this terms topic.
Speaking & Listening-Use of all different forms of communication, opportunities to be built into all areas of the school day to encourage pupils to use their own means of communication, including PECS at Phase 4 and Phase 3, communication books and signing. Other students will be focusing on their phase 4/3 phonics and learning to blend a variety of sounds. Some students will also be completing Guided Reading sessions on a 1:1 basis.
At home-sharing books, listening to stories together. Encouraging use of communication systems to comment and make requests.
We have created a sensory circuit which we can use in class, which the children engage with every morning when they come into school.
Before we start our afternoon sessions we have a quick movement activity to help us focus for our afternoon learning.
Some students will also be participating in Sensory Integration sessions to help develop their self regulation skills.
Pupils will be offered a range of different materials to explore to help support their ability to cope with different textures, wet, dry etc.
Please ask if you would like any further information about sensory circuits.
|Physical Development |
We deliver Sensory circuits every morning in class and all children are encouraged to join in.
Weekly PE lessons which take part in the school hall and on the MUGA where the children get a chance to explore a range of equipment and different activities as a group.
We also have daily session breaks outside which gives the children an opportunity to run round and then be able to refocus on their work.
Some students also engage in daily fine and gross motor skills activities. This sessions will aim to develop these skills which the students can then transfer into other activities within their school days.
|Expressive Arts and Design|
Using different instruments
Exploring sounds within our local environment.
Art-This term we will be creating a range of self portraits as well as making our own houses out of different shapes. The students will be using a range of materials and mediums to complete these pieces of Art.
|Understanding The World|
KUOW– This term we will be looking at our own houses as well as houses from around the world and whether they are the same or different. We will also be expressing our likes and dislikes in different aspects of our lives, for example foods/ toys/ activities etc.
Lego Therapy: We will be engaging in Lego Therapy sessions across the term, in small groups and on a one to one basis with an adult.
Interactive white board-songs
Keyboard and mouse skills
Switches such as big Mack
Using the iPad during play and work as well as a reward
Using switch toys independently.
|Personal, Social And Emotional Development|
Turn taking playing with friends sharing materials and toys. Making choices, sharing and turn taking.
Working with peers to share activities and toys
Washing hands before snack, lunch etc. Being as independent as possible in different tasks. Reward and choosing boards for all children to use.
At home-encourage your child to be as independent as possible in a range of different activities such as dressing and undressing.